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Cisco removed its seventh backdoor account this year, and that’s a good thing

Cisco, the world’s leading provider of top networking equipment and enterprise software, has released today 15 security updates, including a fix for an issue that can be described as a backdoor account. This latest patch marks the seventh time this year when Cisco has removed a backdoor account from one of its products, with the other previous six fixes listed… Read more →

Samsung partners with VSCO to help enhance the creativity of your Galaxy photos

top picks The 10 best smartphones of 2018 CES and MWC are over and it’s time to clear the dust and see what smartphones are leading the pack this year. Read More The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (see our full review) is one of the best smartphones available and brings one of the best camera hardware experiences with a dual… Read more →

Samsung to start mass production of foldable Infinity Flex display in the coming months

After years of talk about producing a foldable smartphone, Samsung will be ready to start mass production on the Infinity Flex display in the coming months, the company announced Wednesday at the Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco. The Infinity Flex display “is the foundation for the smartphone of tomorrow,” Justin Denison, Samsung’s SVP of mobile product marketing, said during… Read more →

Google says Android will natively support foldable devices

Google said it is optimizing Android for foldable phones, as Samsung preps a device and other device makers follow. For Google, offering native support for foldable phones is critical. Otherwise, Android developers branch off and create disjointed experiences. Also: The first Android phone was an ugly thing, and I loved it CNET At the company’s Android Dev Summit, Google noted… Read more →

Samsung to open Bixby up to developers

Samsung is opening up its voice-activated assistant Bixby to developers, the company announced at the Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. It’s one of three moves the company is taking — along with expanding Bixby to more devices and expanding support for more languages — to increase Bixby’s footprint. Bixby will transform “from a simple mobile voice assistant… Read more →

Data of nearly 700,000 Amex India customers exposed via unsecured MongoDB server

The personal details of nearly 700,000 American Express (Amex) India customers have been accidentally left exposed online via an unsecured MongoDB server. The leaky server, which was left exposed online without a password, was discovered three weeks ago by Bob Diachenko, Director of Cyber Risk Research at cyber-security firm Hacken. Most of the data on the server appeared to have… Read more →

OpenText brings its EIM suite to Google Cloud Platform

With more and more customers looking to bring data and applications to the cloud, OpenText on Wednesday announced it’s partnering with Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to bring its enterprise information management (EIM) tools and managed services to GCP. Google is the first public cloud provider to support OpenText Anywhere. Cloud TV How business leaders are embracing cloud services The cloud… Read more →

Syncsort survey shows cloud adoption still tactical

Here is little question that cloud has become one of the front burner issues for IT. According to Ovum’s latest industry insights, almost half of respondents are reporting running at least some workloads in the cloud, For instance, for big data, 45% reported to be using the cloud. This week we received some additional proof points from Syncsort, which is… Read more →

Western Union partners with Safaricom to facilitate global money transfers

Western Union on Wednesday announced it’s expanding its partnership with the Kenyan telco Safaricom, facilitating cross-border money transfers for Safaricom’s approximately 28 million mobile wallet holders. With the M-Pesa mobile wallet, customers can already store and send money or make payments locally, and they can receive money from around the world via Western Union. Now, they can also send money… Read more →

University shuts down network to thwart Bitcoin cryptojacking scheme

A Canadian university was forced to close down its entire network due to the discovery that the system was being abused in order to mine for cryptocurrency. Nova Scotia’s St. Francis Xavier University uncovered the cryptojacking scheme on Thursday. IT staff at the academic institution found malicious software which had been covertly installed in the university’s StFX network. The malware,… Read more →

WordPress, WooCommerce flaws combine to allow website hijacking

A flaw in how WordPress handles privilege assignments can be exploited to permit attackers to hijack WooCommerce websites. The issue in the content management system (CMS) was discovered by Simon Scannell, a security researcher from RIPS Technologies, who said in a blog post that the design flaw specifically impacts WooCommerce, a popular WordPress plugin which has been downloaded over four… Read more →